Kilinochci protestors demand an end to military occupation
Tamil Guardian 28 September 2012
Tamil protestors in Kilinochchi on Thursday demanded an end to the Sri Lankan military occupation of the Tamil homeland and called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to take action, reported TamilNet.
More than 400 protestors were reported to be at the protest organised by the TNA, TNPF and DPF. TNA leaders, Mavai Senathiraja, S. Sritharan and Vino Noakraathalingam, as well as DPF leader Mano Ganesan and Selvaraja Kajendren, the general secretary of the TNPF, addressed the protest.
Demonstrators carried placards and photos of their missing relatives, and put forward demands calling for an end to Sinhala colonisation, allow civilians to be freely resettled in their homes and for the whereabouts of missing loved ones to be revealed.
A letter of appeal was handed over to the UN office in Kilinochchi by a delegation selected by the TNA.
See the full letter and report from TamilNet here.
The Sri Lankan government has expressed concern over a recent Memorandum of understanding, signed between the US Embassy in Colombo and the Trincomalee Urban Council, to establish an ‘American Corner’, a public information centre.
A Sri Lankan military soldier is suspected to have perpetrated the rape of a 7 year old girl in Nedunkeni, Vavuniya, reports Uthayan.
The incident led to a protest by local Tamils, demanding that the culprit be arrested.
Sri Lanka's Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister, Mervyn Silva, has decided to launch a hotline for public complaints, reports Colombo Page. The hotline would allow the user to choose their language of choice,